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Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences

(L-R) Professor Robert Straubinger, PhD; Assistant Professor Dhaval Shah, PhD; SUNY Distinguished Professor and Department Chair William Jusko, PhD; Associate Professor Javier Blanco, PhD

The founding principles of pharmaceutical sciences were pioneered here at UB and the department has upheld this tradition of excellence and international distinction for over 50 years.

Internationally-Renowned Programs

Our internationally-renowned programs provide instruction and research training in diverse aspects of drug action including drug discovery and drug evaluation examined at the molecular, genomic, biochemical, biological, and clinical levels through an interdisciplinary curriculum individualized to the needs of each student.

Leading Instruction and Research

We offer a number of professional, undergraduate, and graduate programs directed at several areas of the pharmaceutical sciences such as:

  • Drug Delivery Systems: development and optimization of the physical/chemical properties of traditional and novel drug delivery systems
  • Biopharmaceutics: the study of the relationship between the nature and intensity of biologic effects of drugs and various dosage form formulation factors
  • Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics: the sciences of the quantitative analyses of drug concentrations and therapeutic effects, respectively, in the human body
  • Clinical Pharmacokinetics and Clinical Pharmacodynamics: the application of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics for safe and effective therapeutic patient management
  • Pharmacogenomics and Bioinformatics: (1) how an individual's genotype governs his/her drug concentrations and therapeutic response; and (2) how drugs may alter a person's gene expression
  • Pharmacometrics: fusing pharmacology, computer sciences, mathematics and statistics to analyze diverse data in large populations of diverse patients
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